I'm sure this has been debated many atime on here but I was just wondering if an interrail ticket would be worth buying for this trip;
August 1st - Sept 2nd.
Vienna - Prague - Budapest - Bucharest - Sofia - Athens - Peloponnese.
If it's not how am I best to go about buying the connections as I go? Prebooking online for trains/buying on the day at the stations? Also which sites are a good price indication of these journeys?
Any help would be gratefully received!
Making an educated guess I think that if only make those journeys and no side-trips you'll be better off without an interrail pass.
www.jizdenka.cz can help you figure out prices.
BTW, get used to one little trick: Always try to buy national tickets. Budapest-Bucharest might be done cheaper if you buy Budapest-Arad and Arad-Bucharest.
And instead of going Vienna-Prague-Budapest I would go Prague-Brastislava-Vienna(-Bratislava)-Budapest. If you use the special offers for travelling between Vienna and the neighboring capitals Bratislava, Prague, and Budapest this way will work out cheaper.
A useful website for train prices is www.jizdenka.cz and for figuring out the cheapest route http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/maps.php
Pre-booking online is not possible for many of those connections, you have to buy at the train station. With a bit of knowledge how train prices work this can save you some money. If possible buy a few days in advance, especially reservations for sleeper trains.
Yeah trains ONLY and buy the day of. No Interrail needed.
Fine words all round.
I too am a very experienced European rail traveller. Inter-rail?? Nah. There is nothing to add to what has already been said.